From PDF to MDF: Making a guitar body routing template Part 1 One of the questions that I have been asked a couple of times is “Where can I find a guitar body plan and how do I make that into a router template”? This series of posts will outline how I do it. It definitely isn’t the only way. It may not be the best way. Howard Klepper: About my guitars "Howard, that will surely end up in a famous musical instrument museum one day .... What a cool guitar!" ---Dan Erlewine Every guitar I build is a one-of-a-kind, custom instrument. Overview of learning styles Many people recognize that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. Learning styles group common ways that people learn. Everyone has a mix of learning styles. Some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of the other styles. Others may find that they use different styles in different circumstances. There is no right mix.
A Justly-Tuned Guitar David Canright This article first appeared in 1/1, the Journal of the Just Intonation Network, Volume 2, Number 2, p.8 (1986). Contents Introduction Several years ago, I decided I needed a versatile instrument to play music using pure harmonies. My classical guitar seemed a natural choice to modify to play in Just Intonation, for several reasons: I like the sound of the instrument, it is portable and relatively easy to play, and it is capable of both melodies and harmonies.
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Building an Acoustic Guitar in your Kitchen Routing the stepped channels around the perimeter of the body originally seemed like a pretty intimidating task. Essentially, any slip of the router or major mistake here, and it would likely be fairly noticeable in the end. Using a Dremel and sharp rabbet bit, here's what the initial pass looked like up close: The next photo shows the "stepped" ledge needed to receive both the outer maple binding, and the inner black/white/black purfling strip: Because of a combination of the arched surface of the back, my less-than-amazing router base, and my equally less-than-amazing router skills, the depths of my cuts varied along the permiter of the guitar, and in some cases, the stepping effect disappeared completely.
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